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pour

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pour

  1. 1 to cause to flow in a stream <she lifted the teakettle and poured some hot water from the spout> Synonyms stream Related Words ladle, spoon; cascade, trickle; deluge, flood, inundate, overflow

  2. 2 to move in a stream <water gently pouring down the canal toward the dam> Synonyms flow, roll, run, streamRelated Words arise, disembogue, effuse, emanate, issue, spring; course, race, rush; fountain, gush, spout, spurt; deluge, engulf, flood, inundate, overflow, overrun, swamp; cascade, dribble, drip, gutter, riffle, ripple, sheet, trickle; flush, wash outNear Antonyms clot, coagulate, congeal, gel, harden, setAntonyms back up

  3. 3 to flow out in great quantities or with force <tears pouring down his cheeks> Synonyms jet, gush, rush, spew, spout, spurt, squirt, swooshRelated Words cascade, issue, roll, run, stream; plash, slosh, splash, wash; surge, swell; flush, sluice; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp; fountainNear Antonyms spatter, sprinkle; bleed, exude, leak, ooze, percolate, seep, strain, weepAntonyms dribble, drip, drop, trickle

  4. 4 to fall as water in a continuous stream of drops from the clouds <it's pouring outside, so you'd better take an umbrella> Synonyms rain, precipitate, stormRelated Words shower; spit; hail, rainsquall, squall; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, swampNear Antonyms drizzle, mist, mizzle, spit, sprinkle

  5. 5 to give readily and in large quantities <repeatedly poured money into the revitalization of the downtown area> Synonyms heap, lavish, rain, showerRelated Words gush, stream; flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, swamp; bombard, hailNear Antonyms hold back, keep, reserve, retain, withhold




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